Tips for the upcoming week
(11-17 July 2014)


Friday, July 11th: Cuban Night in Hellerau

The “Jazztage Dresden Festival” presents a night full of music and rhythm! You will hear Cuban music on world-class level from Classic meets Cuba, Habana Tradicional and Olvido’s Latin Funk. You also get the chance to learn salsa – and dance it, of course! Other lively Cuban music styles will be played, too, such as Bolero, Merengue or Cha Cha. Beginning:  6.00 p.m. Admission: 20-44€ (please buy tickets in advance) How to get there: TRAM line 8, bus line 72 stop “Am Hellerrand”

Saturday, July 12th: Modern Dance Performance by Akram Khan and Israel Galván

Akram Khan and Israel Galván: the very euphony of their names sets the scene. Dance before it became art. This transition, this intermediary space, this interstice is where they operate.

This is not an ethnic exchange between traditions, an exercise in global dance. It is about creating something from a way of understanding dance – derived, certainly, from dancing kathak and flamenco – that harks back to the origins of voice and of gesture, before they began to produce meaning. Mimesis rather than mimicry. Beginning: 08.00 p.m. Admission: 19€/ red. 10€ How to get there: TRAM line 8 stop “Festspielhaus Hellerau”

Saturday, July 12th: Night of the Open Museums

Do you want to enjoy a night at the museum? Then join the “Night of the Open Museums”! Just one ticket gives you admission to all museums that participate in this event. You get the chance to stroll around the city and discover great art and exhibitions. Every museum will additionally offer a special program for this night. Beginning: 6.00 p.m.; Admission: 9-13€ All museums are open until 1.00 a.m.

Sunday, July 13th: Final of Football World Cup

The final match of the Football World Cup is close! If you want to enjoy this event even more, watch the game in company at the various “public viewing” areas in Dresden! The game starts at 9.00 p.m.
The biggest outdoor screen will be at the “Filmnächte am Elbufer” near Königsufer. About 12.000 football lovers will be there to watch the final.

The “Brauhaus Watzke” provides a free beer for every goal of the German team.

Inside the “Cinemaxx” (Hüblerstraße), you have the immense cinema screen and the comfortable seats to watch the game.

The beach located on the roof top of the Centrum Gallery broadcasts matches on 3 flat screens, which will be raffled after the Championship.

The “Schillergarten”, deemed the second most beautiful beer garden in Germany, is also a great place to watch the match.

Monday, July 14th: The Jezabels

The Australian music band is said to be one of the new rising stars at the pop sky. The Jezabels are talking about two sides of the story, one is dark and dangerous and the other one is bright and shiny. What do you think? Check it out! Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 20 €; How to get there: beatpol – Dresden e.V., Altbriesnitz 2A, 01157 Dresden TRAM 1,12 stop ‘ Gottfried-Keller-Straße’

Tuesday, July 15th: “Stomp …..kommt”

One of the most exciting, witty and inventive performance is coming back to Dresden. The spectacle, which started around 20 years earlier with just some hands, feet and brooms, is now one of the most seen shows in New York and London. Let yourself be enchanted by the engery and the rhythm some fillips and some dustbins can bring to the audience. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: from 54€ – 90€; How to get there: Semperoper, Theaterplatz 2. TRAM: 4,8,9 stop ‘Theaterplatz’.

Wednesday, July 16th: Nils Mönkemeyer (Viola)

The internationally well-known and renominated artist Nils Mömkemeyer build up the reputation of the viola to a solo instrument. During the international Festival “Mitte Europa” he will play Bach in the interesting and exciting atmosphere of an old factory. Beginning: 7.30 p.m., Admission: 14 €, How to get there: former Fensterfabrik Hengst, Maxim-Gorki-Str. 22, 01796 Pirna. TRAM S1 Bad Schandau stop ‘ Pirna’.

Thursday, July 17th: Thalia Gardens Festival (3 days)

Bands, DJs and artisit will play, sing and perform at the Thalia Cinema and in its garden. ‘Thalia Gardens is one of the presents you give to yourself.’ is the festival´s slogan – check it out yourself! Beginning: 8 p.m. Admission: 10-30€. How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Strasse 6. TRAM: line 13 stop ‘Görlitzerstraße/ Nordbad.’

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